Volunteer Respite Manual: Creating Valuable Options for Family Caregivers

Drawing on the experience in volunteer services among ARCH network members, ARCH’s recognized Innovative and Exemplary respite services, and Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners, this step-by-step manual will help national, state and community-based programs and faith-based initiatives assess needs, plan, and implement volunteer respite programs with special guidance on providing volunteer services during a pandemic. It will also assist Lifespan Respite grantees and partners in building respite capacity through volunteer training and recruitment. Topics include: program planning and operations; volunteer recruitment, training and management; performance measurement; policies and procedures; liability and insurance; and marketing. You can download the manual...
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As you explore the ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual, you may find that you need additional resources and information to help you plan or implement your community volunteer respite program. We have gathered samples of job descriptions, volunteer application forms, orientation checklists, volunteer interview questions, background check forms, reference forms, policies and procedures, training resources and more. This list of resources will continue to be updated and new resources added as they become available.

Volunteer and Faith-based Respite Models

To find examples of volunteer and faith-based respite services, visit ARCH's Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services, and the ARCH Volunteer and Faith-based Respite Learning Collaborative.

See also ARCH's Respite and the Faith Community and Volunteer Respite: Roadmap to Resources.

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Initial Cover Letter: Example from Gio’s Garden

Thank you for your interest in Gio’s Garden. This letter will give you more information about who qualifies for our services, and the process that you will go through to…

Youth Volunteers Providing Respite for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities

Youth Volunteers Providing Respite for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities Lessons from the Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation (Respite And Volunteer Experiences) We heard from Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family…

Sample Confidentiality Agreements for Information About Clients

These samples are provided for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal or other professional advice. The Nation al Council of Nonprofits encourages nonprofits to seek the advice…

Volunteer Respite – Putting the Pieces Together: Implementation from Recruitment to Matching

Many statewide Lifespan Respite grantees and partners are interested in increasing the availability of and connecting family caregivers to volunteer respite providers. Learn how to support the development of evidence-based/evidence-informed…

Sample Senior Companion Program Volunteer Assignment Plan

This document is provided as a sample only. Its use is optional by Senior Companion Programs and, if used, it should be customized as appropriate.

State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes, Grantee Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018

State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018 Grantees This report contains summaries of the final reports from FY 2017 and FY…

Sample Drug Free Workplace Policy

Source: Agency Council on Coordinated Transportation (ACCT), Washington State, to Best Practices (2013)

Conversations on Caregiving – Not free, but freely given

Podcast 1 – Not free, but freely given.      In this inaugural ARCH podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, educator Mary Jo Alimena Caruso describes how she…